I Am Sun Mu


2016 Season
Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, San Diego, Toronto

4:30 pm | Doors open – Meet & Greet with John Sifton, HRW Asia Policy Director
5:30 pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
7:30 pm | Reception with drinks and Kogi Food Truck

This is the Film Club’s Annual Fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will support Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, Women’s Rights Division and Student Task Force.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please download the registration form
For further information, please contact Perrine Vaillant perrine.vaillant@hrw.org

Since fleeing his native North Korea to defect to the south, the artist Sun Mu has worked under a defiant alias meaning “no boundaries” to criticize the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. A former propaganda artist, Sun Mu subverts familiar images that once glorified the Supreme Leader into satirical political pop art. Offered an unlikely solo exhibition in China, the anonymous artist prepares his show undercover, risking his freedom and safety to expose the truth through art.

Adam Sjoberg
English, Korean, Mandarin
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Mariana Blanco
Editor, Co-producer

Mariana Blanco is an editor, cinematographer, and filmmaker. She has worked on dozens of projects on a broad range of subject matter from music, to sports, to geopolitical issues and war. Most recently she worked on “Shake the Dust,” “The Barkley Marathons,” and ESPN’s 9 for IX shorts. 

Ryan Wehner
Director of Animation

Ryan Wehner is the Founder and Creative Director of LA based Animation Studio Digital Twigs. He is a visual artist focused on design-driven storytelling. He is most proud of his continued partnerships with filmmakers and non-profits telling stories that are important to the human race and to making the world a better place. He has worked with a broad range of film and commercial clients including Disney, FOX, MTV, and NBC, and has worked as lead motion designer to create the worlds within movies like Transformers & Guardians of the Galaxy.

Adam Sjoberg

Photographer and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg has traveled to over 40 countries covering conflict and natural disaster, design and architecture, beauty and suffering, light and darkness. His work is imbued with his unique personal touch – and an intimacy with his characters – and Adam’s voice as a storyteller has been recognized most recently as GOOD magazine’s GOOD 100 for storytelling. His projects have been featured by dozens of international outlets including BBC World News, WIRED magazine, PASTE Magazine, ESPN Magazine, and the CBS Evening News.